Faculty Sabbatical Reports

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Laylis Liss

The Opportunity Center of the Teaching and Learning Department hosted an open house Wednesday, April 12 for two instructors to report on their sabbaticals.

Layli Liss developed instructional materials for Writing 88 and 89 which are required to complete applied science degrees for –

  • Automotive Technician
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Machining
  • Welding

Her curriculum provided students the opportunity to learn writing skills in the context of their profession. Students got to apply their learning of grammar and punctuation to reports they might use on the job. For example, auto technicians need to document a customer’s concern, their diagnois and the recommended repair.

Jannie Crossler-Laird describing her findings to Deborah Sipe

Jannie Crossler-Laird had two objectives for her sabbatical. She immersed herself in an environment that required her to learn and use a new language to enhance her understanding and rapport with her ESOL students. Second, she developed a video series of mini-lectures to provide students opportunities to practice listening and note-taking.

Chemeketa encourages eligible, full-time faculty members to apply for sabbatical leave.